Sarah Maya Vercruysse graduated from the KU Leuven (Belgium) in 2013 with a Master in History. During that year she was also an exchange student at the Universität Erfurt in Germany. After her studies Sarah Maya worked at the KU Leuven as a Research Assistant doing research and creating exhibitions on the social history of Flanders. Following a 9 month travel through Canada in 2015, she moved to Vancouver for one year in 2019-2020. Her research interests include the Second World War and the history of international relations during the 19th-20th century.
As a Research Associate at the MAE, Sarah Maya launched the project «Into the World » about the extensive photographic collection of our museum. She created two gallery exhibits with websites and prepared material for future image exhibitions.